Discharge on Captain Oi
Though the initial career of the Stoke based Discharge was relatively short the impact they had is still been felt across extreme music to this very day. They inspired hundreds of bands to form, even creating a Punk sub-division – "Discore” – in the process and providing the impetus not only for Punk bands to follow but lots of Speed Metal and Hardcore bands as well – the likes of Metallica and Slayer have both paid homage to the band.
Early EP’s like "Fight Back” and "Realities Of War” spent a year in the higher echelons of the Independent Chart providing slogans galore for the youth of the day with a strong anti war, anti nuclear message spat out by vocalist Cal.
There really had been nothing sounding like Discharge and many would argue that there’s been nothing quite like them since.